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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, December 23, 2013

Industry news, expert analysis, and daily updates on the most significant insurance coverage legal developments—from the insurance and legal experts of The National Underwriter Company.


Trial Strategy
California Appellate Court Recognizes "Narrow" Exception to Rule Barring Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claims Where Transfer is Between Insurance Companies
An appellate court in California has recognized a "narrow" exception to the general rule in California barring the assignment of a cause of action for legal malpractice. Read More

Homeowners Insurance

Connecticut Supreme Court: Trial Court Improperly Denied Mortgagee's Motion to Intervene in Coverage Case as Untimely
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled, in a matter of first impression, that a trial court had improperly denied a mortgagee's motion to intervene in a coverage action brought by a homeowner as untimely on the basis of the policy's one year limitation period without first determining whether the motion to intervene related back to the original complaint. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Washington Supreme Court: General Partner Does Not Qualify as a Third Party under Insurance Policy's "Insured Contract" Provision
The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a general partner of a general partnership insured under a comprehensive marine liability insurance policy did not qualify as a third party under the policy's "insured contract" provision and, therefore, that there was no coverage for bodily injuries he allegedly had suffered while working as an independent contractor. Read More

Commercial General Liability
No Coverage for Claims that Insured Sold Conservation Easement Tax Credits that Were Rejected by Taxing Authority
A federal district court in Washington has ruled that insurance companies had no duty to defend their insured against claims that he had sold conservation easement tax credits to investors that were rejected by the Colorado Department of Revenue. Read More

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Another State Joins Suit to Stop Federal Flood Program Rate Increases
Another state has joined the lawsuit filed by Mississippi that seeks to stop National Flood Insurance Program rate increases. Read More

In the States

For $3.75 Million, Markel Insurance Settles Charges It Overcharged on Student Health Plans
Markel Insurance Company has reached a settlement with New York regulators to resolve an investigation into what the regulators alleged was Markel's practice of overcharging college students on their health plans. Read More

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Insurance Coverage Attorney Courtney E. Ervin Elected Partner at Andrews Kurth Read More

Insurers Say Global Pandemic Is Their Major Extreme Risk
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Q-Re Appoints Michael Gertsch as Global Head of Facultative
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Viruses, Trojans and Spyware, Oh My! The Yellow Brick Road to Coverage in the Land of Internet Oz - Part I
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Bodo Sartorius to Join ARIS Title Insurance Corporation
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Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Donald S. Malecki, Malecki, Deimling, Nielander &
Associates, LLC
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Tressler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &
Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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